Thursday, January 31, 2008


Jack has his first snowday!
Preschool is cancelled tomorrow.
Hopefully the snow will stop long enough for him to go outside and make that snowman that he has been talking about for so long.
Now I just have to figure out how I make frozen sliced carrots into a "snowman carrot nose".


Because I know you all care I thought I would update you on the condition of the Peach Cobbler pan.

I think it is going to pull through and go on to live a relatively normal life. Prayers are answered!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Peach Cobbler

Tonight Jack and I attempted to make a peach cobbler from an "easy" recipe that I had. We put in a cup too much flour and it did not turn out well. On top of not being edible, it is stuck to the bottom of the pan and I can not get it out.

This leads to my latest poll question. Since I am so tempted to do so, I ask you:

Have you ever thrown away a pan because something was so stuck to it?

Sarah Sez readers are Kramer fans

The polls are closed and Kramer is your favorite character on Seinfeld.
Elaine was second, George was third, and poor Jerry came in fourth.
I voted for George- like monkey, my pick came in 3rd again. You would think I was an Edwards supporter or something.

One down-one to go

John Edwards is dropping out of the Presidential race.

I like Senator Edwards. He has a lot of good ideas, great hair, and seems like a nice fellow.

I read his wife's book and found it wonderful and inspiring.

SO, things just got a little more interesting. Who will the Edwards supporters side with? Who will Edwards endorse? Would Senator Edwards once again be interested in the VP position?

You can keep your Superbowl!

SUPER TUESDAY is where it's at!

God Bless America

Hotter than a pistol

I saw on the news this morning a story about a boy on his schools varsity basketball team. This boy made the game winning three point shot at the buzzer, he also has downs syndrome.

That story reminded me of one of my all time feel good, make you cry, put a smile on your face stories. I have watched this so many times and I bet you have seen it as well.

It's worth watching again.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles

Jack has slept by himself in his bunk bed (bottom) for the past two nights-all night long!

If you know anything about the way Jack sleeps and where he sleeps, you know what a big deal this is.

knock wood that it was not just some freak occurrence two nights in a row

Monday, January 28, 2008

Here's what all the hottest babies are wearing this Spring

Seinfeld Saturday night

check out all of these hotties
they all have such cute purses (wonder where they got them?)
a really cool guy (who I think was gay)
wearing a black velvet jacket
with blue streaks in his hair took this picture
Saturday night myself, Michelle, Jill, Amanda, Kate and Holly went to see Jerry Seinfeld in Terre Haute. He was super funny and talked just like he does on the show. After he was finished with his stand-up, he came back on stage and took a few questions. I politely raised my hand to ask him a question, but did not get called on.

We got pulled over after the show going the wrong way down a one way street (Mrs. Bierman teaches English-NOT drivers ed!). No tickets were issued and he sent us on our merry way (the right direction).

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Daughter of JFK endorses Obama

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy announced this weekend that she endorses Senator Obama for President.

Here is quote from the piece she wrote for the NY Times endorsing Obama.

I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tonight's the night!

Tonight we go to see Jerry Seinfeld perform!
In honor of his performance, a new poll that gives you the chance to vote for your fav character from the his TV show SEINFELD.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Guitar Hero?

Guitar Hero. What is it? Is it a game for Atari or Nintendo (whatever it is that all of the kids are playing today)? Or is it something completely separate? I think I want one. I am so sure I could be very good at it and somehow learn to play the guitar, and then become the first member of the all girl group that I plan to start.

Do they make triangle hero?

Jesus Potato

You never know where he will turn up next.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

I will sleep better tonight

Jack came out in this coon skin hat a couple of days ago and said "I'm a Hollywood movie star."

Grizzly Adams?

3 Days until Seinfeld!

Saturday we go to see Seinfeld!

I can't wait. As excited as I am to see Seinfeld do his stand up, I am even more excited that I get to spend the evening out with some of my best friends! After NUMEROUS e-mail sessions: Holly Farley, Michelle Fulton, Amanda Zumbahlen, Kate Passalacqua, Jill Bierman and myself have finalized our plan of attack for Saturday night. I will have a full report on Sunday.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The hotness that is


Thanks for voting

Enjoy this video from SNL that offers a funnly look on the subject of tattoos.

The polls are closed

The latest poll on the subject of tattoos is closed.

The majority of voters (33%) said that tattoos were not for them, but fine for others.

23% of the voters have one tattoo

I am in the 23%. Yes, I do have a tattoo. It is on my lower back-what some refer to as a "TRAMP STAMP".

What is my tattoo of you ask? It is of a purse! In all of my days and all of my travels I have never met nor heard of anyone else with a tattoo of a purse. I am glad that it is unique. Jack has noticed it recently and asks me "Mommy, why did you draw on your back?"

I once saw a show about tattoos and a famous tattoo artist from L.A. said he gets 20 somethings who ask him "what is it (a tattoo) going to look like when I am 80?" He replied "that you lived when you were 25."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in the apartment of Mary Kate Olsen.
Ok, I am not sure about the Mary Kate Olsen part. It still may be true, and if it is Uncle Jesse is going to be pissed!
The apartment was reportedly owned by MKO. Maybe besides her line of small girls clothing, she is also a landlord?
new reports say it was not MKO's apartment-she just lives in the building


I have an unquenchable thirst: for knowledge, all things pop culture related and iced tea. Plain old iced tea. Nothing in it. I take it like I take my men. Straight and cold.

I usually make my weekly trip to the grocery store on Sunday afternoon (that is where I was headed when I backed into the telephone poll). I realized this past week that maybe I was drinking a little too much iced tea when the family size box of tea bags that I usually buy on Sundays ran out on Saturday. I am the only person in my house who drinks tea.

I have decided to cut back a little and start drinking more diet coke.

Extra dates added to Jack's bad breakfast tour of '08

This morning, Jack without my permission, or me having any idea he was doing it, got the remains of his ice cream cone from last night out of the freezer and had it for breakfast. I take comfort in the fact that at least it was a dairy product.

Julia's going to the show!

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Hal Holbrook was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the movie 'Into the Wild'. Good for him. What is good for us is that Hal Holbrook is married to Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter)!
Julia's going to the Oscars!
Let's pray that the writers strike will end and the show will go on.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Tonight Jack did not want to join Cliff and I for supper. I am in the that's fine if you don't want to eat, you just have to sit at the table with us for a while camp. Cliff on the other hand just let him go back to playing in his room. Jack came back into the kitchen after Cliff and I had started eating, climbed up in his chair, looked at us and said "hey guys, what are we talking about?"


Well, I did it. After years of being accident free I backed the jeep into a telephone poll yesterday. Yes there was visible damage. And even though I was going only a few MPH I really am a little sore this morning.
I would have taken a picture to share with everyone, and I still might do that at a later date, in the mean time I thought I would just pretend that I drove the above BMW and crashed it.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 79 years old today.
Do you wonder like I do what he would have thought of the state our country is in today? What would he have to say about the war in Iraq? Would he have felt that the nation had progressed? Would he have felt that all of his hard work was in vain? Would he be proud that in 2007 an African American was running for President and had an excellent chance of winning the nomination of his party?

Please, in honor of Dr. King, take a little time to read a part of one of the greatest speeches ever given.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Best ransom note ever

Meet the lovely Jean Mansel from Oakfield Township, Michigan. Jean received what has to be one of the hottest ransom notes in history. It seems that a few of Jean's neighbors are pissed off, because they believe she's not picking up her dog's poopie. They have kidnapped her statue of Jesus which was in her front yard and are holding it ransom. She received a phone call from a raspy voice. The voice told her to check her mailbox.

She did and found this note:

“We are holding Jesus ransom until you clean up the poopie from your wieners and trust us we see you take your wieners for long walks w/out picking up their poopie in our yards. This has upset us dearly so please clean up all the weiner poopie, if you want to see Jesus unharmed. Sincerely, Lindy Lane Residents.”

That note has so many things going for it: poopies, wieners and Jesus!

Jean claims she picks up her dog's poopie and just wants her Jesus statue back. It's a family heirloom. She said, "It has to be a young person because they put these lines around Jesus, no adult is going to waste their time doing that. And referring to weiner poopie…my gosh."

In the name of wiener poopie! Give Jean her Jesus back!
this story was taken without permision from one of my fav websites-SARAH

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Static Cling

My house is full of static electricity. I assume it is because of the cold weather and the furnace. I can use a overly large amount of fabric softener and numerous dryer sheets to dry my clothes yet they still have static cling (and any sort of cling is not that attractive on a gal of my size).
At least my sheets smell good.
Jack is getting sick of me shocking him every time I touch his head in passing. I think he thinks I am doing it to be mean and it is some sort of punishment.
I could write a 100 page thesis on the affect it is having on my hair.

Breakfast take 3

After two days of only eating/wanting candy bars for breakfast Jack had some sausage this morning!

I finally am starting to feel like DCFS will not be knocking at my door anytime soon.


Tattoos? What do you think? Love 'em or leave 'em?
Vote in Sarah Sez latest poll.
I will let you know my thoughts and reveal if I do or do not have a tattoo after the polls are closed.

Polls are closed

The polls are closed and the dog is the winner as the favorite pet.
Like John Edwards, the poor monkey came in third.

Friday, January 18, 2008


After yesterdays breakfast of a Hershey Bar, I made Jack pancakes this morning. Mickey Mouse pancakes at that. He was pretty impressed with them, not impressed enough to eat them, but he is impressed.
He still wants a candy bar.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Get the net

Jack was in bed with me this morning he woke up and immediately sat up and said "it's a GREAT DAY!" I thought that is so cute and I was so sure it would be a great day.

The day has not been that great.

  • Jack's behavior today has left something to be desired. He has now figured out the "my stomach hurts" thing and says that when he is in trouble or I ask him to do something he does not want to. His stomach hurt a lot today.
  • I think I have carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Jack somehow broke his new television. He put a movie in himself (a big no-no) and turned the volume way up and when I went in his room to turn it down-nothing-no buttons would work. I tried to fix it by unplugging it and plugging it back in and then it would not turn on at all. I called Jeremy and he came over and fixed it. It may have had something to do with all of the Windex Jack had sprayed on his TV to clean it.
  • The zipper on my pants is broken and it won't stay up.
  • No one is voting for monkey on my poll. Poor monkeys.
  • Jack peed his pants. He came into the kitchen while I was washing dishes and said "I'm sorry Mommy" I looked down to see that his pant legs were soaked. This was approximately one minute after I had asked him if he needed to use the bathroom. I found the puddle of pee on the living room floor approximately one hour later with my foot=sock change.
  • The Mother of the Year award that I was just sure I would win flew out the window today as I let Jack eat an entire Hershey bar for breakfast and an ice cream cone from DQ before supper this evening.
Thinking about it, except for the carbon monoxide poisoning thing (which I am sure will go away with a couple of aspirin), things could be much worse. Tomorrow is another day. Another chance to feed Jack a healthy breakfast, the polls are still open and monkey still could get some votes, and another pair of pants with a zipper that works to wear.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New poll

What is the best pet? Dog, cat, monkey, or ZORSE (see pic above of a zebra/horse).
Sure, cats and dogs are fun-but who would not want a monkey? My friend Hank used to have one and my Dad has wanted one for a really long time. A Zorse would be pretty awesome as well. I think they are pretty pricey, but who do you know who has a Zorse? If you get one-let me know.
Vote in the poll. It's only open for a couple of days.

Bring on Season 4

It took me almost 2 months, but I did it! I have now watched all 3 seasons of LOST. And the last episode of season 3 was great and left me wanting so much more.

This video is of my favorite part of all 3 seasons.

Website of the day

I want to go to prom. Mainly just because I like seeing all of the girls in their dresses. Luckily my sister Michelle and Jill always go and take pics of their favorite dresses.

This website has vintage inspired dresses that would be perfect for prom, a wedding or if you are lucky enough to attend some sort of an event that requires you to dress up.

Maybe some NCHS student will step out of the box this year (Kendra Will are you listening??) and get a dress from this website! If you do, please let me know. I would love to have a picture to post on my blog.

Anyhoo, if you have some time to kill give this site a look. I bet it will leave you wishing you were going to Prom!

Super Jack!

RJ and Heidi Lindemann gave Jack this cape for his birthday. He loves it! He thinks that along with the cape came some sort of magical powers!

Jack now would like a magic hat and wand. I think the cape will have to be enough.

Thanks for the cape RJ and Heidi! Jack loves it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

American Idol starts tonight!

Finally, it's here! American Idol starts tonight! The audition shows begin tonight. I posted a video of one of my favorite auditions. It may be corny, it still made me cry.

Website of the day

Vajoe offers a "candidate calculator" that asks how you feel about timely issues. Answer the questions and it will tell you which Presidential candidate you match up with.
My match at 94% was former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel. (I am still voting for Obama)
It's pretty interesting. Leave me a comment and let me know who your match is.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Here is a quote from a speech Senator Obama gave before the October 2002 vote that gave President Bush the authority to take military action against Iraq.

I know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors....I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than the best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda. I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars.

The hotness that is.....

Sandra Rinomato

The host of my fav show on HGTV-Property Virgins

Sunday nights @ 9:00

Website of the day

Clark is an online photo devolping service. Just upload the photos from your digital camera. It is pretty easy. Not a monkey can do it easy, but still easy.
Right now they are offering up to 150 prints for 3 cents each. That is an excellent deal. Upload your pics and enter code ck3prts at checkout.
This offer ends tomorrow (1-15-08).

Sarah Sez readers are fans of stripes???

The polls are closed and Mike Huckabee is the candidate that Sarah Sez readers chose on the Republican side with 42% of the vote.

Off to school

Jack is not a baby anymore. Since he turned three it was time to explore some options to get him out of the house and spending some time with some other kids-not just his Mother.

My friend Amber Lindemann takes her kids to the Young Explorers pre-school in Olney (I call it the Young Explorers Academy) two days a week and recommended it highly. Jack and I went down to check it out before Christmas and he thought it was pretty great and I thought that everything about the Academy and the teacher Mrs. Schonert was wonderful. I signed Jack up for the only opening she had-Friday mornings from 9-11:00.

Last Friday was his first day. He had told me all week that he did not want to go to school. I almost decided that I would just call the teacher and tell her we were not going to be attending the Academy. Even though Amber's kids RJ and Heidi do not go to the Academy on Fridays, she offered to bring them last Friday so Jack would have some familiar faces. I told Jack we would go to Wal-Mart after school was over and he could get a present if he went to school.

Well, to my surprise, he did it! He went to school and he liked it a lot. He had no problem with me leaving. He was very excited to see me when I came back and I was glad to see him. I was also on a coffee high since Amber and I had went to Ophelia's Cup where I drank at least 5 cups of sticky bun flavored coffee.

Mrs. Schonert said he did great. I was very proud of Jack. We headed to Wal-Mart where he got a guitar and two Barney movies (this is why my parenting book will not be a best seller). I think he earned them! The guitar is very annoying.

Getting ready to go into the Academy.

Jack and his wonderful teacher, Mrs. Schonert.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Celeb baby boom

Hollywood's maternity wards were busy this weekend!

Nicole Ritchie gave birth to a baby girl named Harlow (super cool name).

Christian Aguilera had a boy named Max. Early reports were that his name was Kevin. I was immediately perplexed at the thought of Xtina naming her son KEVIN. It grew on me and when I found out that its name really was Max, I was kind of disappointed.

Courtney Thorne Smith gave birth to a son named Jacob......boring.

David Alan Grier's (pictured above) wife gave birth to a daughter who they named Luisa. I like D.A.G., but I really thought he was gay.

Wonder what Britney is going to come up with next to make sure the attention turns back to her? I can't wait to find out!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Jack got this scooter for Christmas from Aunt Chell, Uncle Jason, Gabe and Dexter. It is super cute and came with a helmet, knee and elbow pads. He loves it and since we had some nicer weather this week he even got to ride it outside around the block.

Jack rides the scooter everywhere in the house. Last night before bed he said he had to go to the bathroom I told him come on, let's go. He said "wait", went and got on his scooter and rode it to the bathroom!

Just messing around